Home and community care services for older people

Community health services in the country are a major provider of home and community care services (often referred to as Domiciliary Care).

These services provide support and maintenance for older people (or some younger people with disabilities), so they can remain at home. 

Examples of home and community care service types include:

  • personal care (showering / dressing support)
  • equipment
  • shopping assistance
  • allied health services
  • transport
  • meals.

Community Aged Care Packages (CACPs) are Australian Government funded packages of care to support older people to remain living at home. 

An ACAT (Aged Care Assessment Team) assessment is required before an older person can be referred for a CACP.

To find a home and community care service in your area, click on your location.